The Sarnia Pacers are off to a great
start to their 2018 Summer Season with 8 of 10 teams already playing their
The Sarnia Paperweight Travel Team has had two tough battles with the Wallaceburg Griffins coming away with an 8-8 tie at home where the arena seats were empty as the capacity crowd was on their feet cheering from start to finish. The young Pacers then traveled to Wallaceburg and dropped a tight 6-5 game.
The Sarnia Pacers Tyke 1 and Tyke 2 teams took on opponents from Wallaceburg, Windsor and London this past week.
The Tyke 2’s went on the road to open their season and came away with their first win 8-1 over Wallaceburg. Leading the way was Andrew Watson with 5 goals while Bryson Forbes was exceptional in net. Following that up the Pacers had a hard fought 4-4 tie against the visiting London Blue Devils Monday night. Lynk Gavigan had 2 big goals with Forbes again strong in net.
Not to be out done, the Sarnia Pacers Tyke 1’s put themselves in the books with 3 wins including an 8-6 win on the road in Wallaceburg where Dekker Holbrough got the team on the board with his first goal of the season. Addison Robinson and Connor MacKeller would each get 2 goals and 2 assists in the contest. Following that up Cooper Kennedy was the star with 3 goals and 1 assist in a 7-3 win over Windsor. In the second game of their double header Sunday Lincoln Williamson had a natural hat trick leading the team to a 9-0 win!
The Sarnia Pacers Novice 1 team now sports a 3-0 record after starting the season with a double header against Windsor and following that up Monday night with their first road win of the season. Playing his first games in net and standing strong Cayle Jolicoeur was great in all contests. Game 1 of the double header saw the Pacers win with a short bench 6-5 getting outstanding play from Sam Dezort and Sully Toenders who each netted 2 goals. Game 2 verse the Warlocks was a different story with the Pacers winning 10-2 on 4 goals and 1 assist from Haiden Robinson. Lucas Ross and Mason Brown led the way Monday night in Wallaceburg each getting 3 goals with Dezort and Darrius Sinoploe each netting 2 and Reeve Scott 1.
Sarnia Pacers Peewee 2’s began their season on the road with a pair of wins against the Stayner Hitmen and North Perth Outlaws besting each club by a single goal 4-3 and 3-2 respectively. Next up was a tough loss at home verse the London Blue Devils.
Peewee 1 got off to a great start Monday April 30th with a 9-2 victory on the road in Wallaceburg led by Josh Mannings 3 goals and 2 assists. Cooper Crowe also had a 3 goal night. Following that performance up with a pair of ties against the Windsor Warlocks at home 6-6 and 5-5 this past weekend. Jack Rombouts led the way in game 1 with 3 goals while Ryder Haynes would add 1 goal and 3 assists. Game 2 was a balanced attack. Ethan Fines netted 2 goals with singles going to Rombouts, Dane Nesbit and Chris Buono. Goaltender Austin Dalgety was strong in net and also added 2 assists.
The Sarnia Bantam Pacers went on the road to open their season against the Wallaceburg Griffins and came away with a 6-4 win. The Pacers jumped out to a 2 nothing lead in the first period on goals from Brett Vince and Landen Hookey but found themselves trailing 3-2 heading into the 3rd period of play. Vince would pace the Pacers with 3 goals and 1 assist while Nolan Cadieux, Hookey and Teison McGregor added singles.
Next up the Bantams faced off against rival Windsor Warlocks and came away with 2 wins on the double header Sunday afternoon. The Pacers would never trail at any point on the day winning the first game 6-4. A complete team effort had Jason Bacchus and Konnor Adams get their first goals of the season on assists from Teison McGregor, while Keagan Smith, Cody Martin and Tanner Hull were locking down the floor in the defensive end. Dominating the day on draw balls was Victor Tang forcing the Warlocks to begin on defense at critical parts of an intense day. Goalie Aiden Foster stood tall against a difficult Windsor attack playing both games on the day and made difficult saves at key points though out. Nolan Cadieux lead all scorers on the day with 6 goals and 1 assist but the Pacers used a balanced attack getting points from the entire line up in the second game of the double header winning 8-5. Early goals from Owen MacDonald and Keogh Scott and later Graham Armstrong proved to be too much for the visiting club.
Finally, the Midget Pacers got off to a great start sandwiching a pair of wins in Wallaceburg around a pair of losses at home against Windsor. Leading the way in game 1 against Wallaceburg was Eric McDonald with 4 goals while Liam Phair was strong between the pipes. While the losses at home against Windsor were tough, both games were hotly contested with the Pacers dropping the games 5-1 and 8-3. In their second meeting with the Griffins the Pacers were led by Parker Vandenboom with 4 goals and 2 assists while Caleb Mackie had a strong performance in net.
The Sarnia Novice 2’s are yet to take the floor in game action but look forward to getting at it this weekend against the Stayner Hitmen and North Perth Outlaws.
Look for Girls Midget updates as they travel to the Lax Angels Lacrosse Tournament in Kitchener on May 25th.